Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Whats best for screening a warehouse - upto 5-6m. Please see images.

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 08:32

I agree - closing yourself in with walls of dark evergreen would be worse than what you've got, making your garden and the rooms of your house dark and gloomy  - the two trees you already have will screen well when in leaf, and at least in the winter they provide a 'filter' (a bit like a net curtain).  Planting more trees would also impact badly on the growth of the trees you have.

The idea of providing visual interest to draw the eye into your garden is a really good one.  It may also help to have a water feature that makes a sound, again to draw your attention inwards.  In a few years you'll forget the warehouse is there. 

Forsythia giraldiana

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 08:16

Is it the same as Forsythia suspense?

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:46

Good morning all  G'day Pat   Love frogs

There was heavy cloud here a little while ago, but now cracks are appearing and blue sky and sunshine are peeping through.

We're off to MIL's later today, so this morning is tidying the house so it's fit to leave and packing the suitcase ... and I must remember to get some petrol ...

Shrubs for birds' nests/cover

Posted: 19/03/2016 at 07:40


I've just been watching a male blackbird rootling around in the undergrowth looking for little worms - I wonder, does this mean the eggs have hatched?!!!

Identify plants

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 22:23
It has been a mild winter - I've got all sorts of tender plants happy and growing after a winter in the mini greenhouse or even in a quiet corner on the terrace.
They wouldn't have survived the winter temperatures we get in most winters.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 19:34
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Think someone should rescue him Dove - don't want him face down in a bag of compost all night.......

Found him Fairy!


Weed ID please

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 18:54

I grew up with Dogs Mercury - that's what you've got.

HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 18:49

It's been cold and mizzly here all day - I've been on the sofa with my knitting and the Cheltenham Gold Cup. 

Pork chops, braised fennel and jacket potatoes have been eaten - OH is washing up - I'm waiting for GW on the telly - I might have a little doze first ...

Is Hosta still under that hedge?

What's this plant I have...

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:56

Think there are going to be several stages ... not  sure what order things will be happening in

What's this plant I have...

Posted: 18/03/2016 at 17:51

We'll expect photos when it flowers by then the upgrade will be working and you'll be able to post your own photos

Discussions started by Dovefromabove

Such a handsome chap

Look who I found  
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ID please

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A place with some land?

Who was it that wanted to get away from it all? 
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Espaliered pear tree - when to let it produce fruit?

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Clematis - Daniel Deronda - odd coloured flower

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A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Choose just one ...

If you were coming here with us today what would you get? 
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Ceratostigma willmottianum 'Forest Blue'

Do you know it? Do you grow it? 
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Swallows, swifts and martins - have you seen them yet?

Tracking their arrival 
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HELLO FORKERS April 2016 Edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome!  
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Whoops! I've done it again ......

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HELLO FORKERS March 2016 edition

A friendly place where we can chat to each other about all sorts of things - everyone welcome! 
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A Gardener's Hands

The garden will be lovely but my hands will be sore and chapped 
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East Anglian Bluebell Expedition

Another excuse for cake ............  
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Songs for Valentine's Day

Our favourite romantic songs 
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